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Sudeley Castle

Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

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Sudeley Castle is set in prime Cotswolds countryside just outside Winchcombe. The current buildings date from the 15th century, although its roots are older. 

Berkeley Castle

Berkeley, Gloucestershire

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Berkeley Castle is a Norman Castle. The same family have lived here for almost 900 years. That’s the Berkeley family. The nearby village is called ‘Berkeley’ and the local pub is called the Berkeley Arms. You get the idea, this place is ancient, with vaguely feudal undertones still.

Cotswolds Show and Food Festival

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The Cotswold Show mixes a chance to spot the mustard-trousered Cotswold brigade in situ with the opportunity to encounter some other traditional aspects of Cotswolds Life, old and new.

Cheltenham Science Festival

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A Leading British Festival of Science

Cheltenham Festival of Science certainly covers some territory. You’ll find talks, demonstrations and hands-on sessions that cover a bewildering range of subjects, from nano-technology to very large planets. Sessions are usually an hour long and this is a festival for the layman, so it’s hard to be bored. The organisers put a special emphasis on childrens’ science too.

Bourton House Garden

Bourton on the Hill, Gloucestershire

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First thing - don’t head to Bourton-on-the-Water to see Bourton House Garden. The garden is at the bottom of the single street village called Bourton on the Hill, which is about 12 miles away from the other Bourton. Bourton on the Hill is near Moreton in Marsh, near Batsford Arboretum.

Kelmscott Manor

Kelmscott is near Lechlade, Gloucestershire

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Visiting Kelmscott Manor is an atmospheric experience. Leave your car in the village, on one of the few days of the week when the Manor is open (Wednesday or Saturday) to walk to William Morris’s home. You’ll pass cottages, barns and meadows, and experience some ‘old’ Cotswolds.


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